13 days in Helsinki, Luosto & Rovaniemi Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Luosto & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Luosto
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Old Market Hall has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Valletta in January, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Change things up with these side-trips from Luosto: Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla). And it doesn't end there: get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, take in breathtaking views at Isokuru, go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland, and take in the awesome beauty at Luosto.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luosto trip app.

Getting from Helsinki to Luosto by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Luosto hover around -5°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Luosto ©
Luosto
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day by day itinerary now includes SnowCastle of Kemi as well as Lapland Welcome. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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